March 3, 2009 (foodconsumer.org)-- A new study suggests
that eating garlic daily may help patients with diabetes and or high blood
The study led by Hana Drobiova at Kuwait University and
colleagues found rats with diabetes and hypertension experienced a decrease in
serum glucose and systolic blood pressure after three-week treatment with
For the study, the researchers measured antioxidant
status in diabetic and hypertensive rats before and after treatment with garlic
(Allium sativum) and they found the serum antioxidant levels of rats after
three weeks of treatment were significantly higher than the baseline levels.
The tested antioxidants included trolox (a stable analog
of vitamin E), glutathione and vitamin C.
eCAM Advance Access published online on February 20, 2009
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